We could get into some long-winded debate about money’s ability to buy happiness or health etc. But that isn’t the point of this blog post.
The point of this blog is to stress the importance of how you live in the now, because as soon as a moment passes, it is gone forever and can never be regained. We’ve met so many people in real estate that have focused solely on the destination; hell, we used to be them. Jared was building our real estate portfolio and was focused on being the best in the room, winning the most “pins” for properties bought, and amassing the biggest portfolio. The cost of this was more than we anticipated. It cost us time with our kids and with each other. That led to an erosion of our relationship and our values. It led to a low point in our lives.
A big part of our coaching program is focused on “the journey”; we call it living richly through real estate. It’s a balanced approach that allows you to meet your goals while living the life you want to be living right now.
The truth is you should always be considering the true cost when investing (no matter what you invest in).